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BOB AND LOIS GILLESPIE
A ministry of apologetics reaching the lost and equipping believers

"Be ready always..." I Peter 3:15
December 2018
2018 - WOW; who knew?! God did!
This has been an amazing and unusual year. Starting in January, I began partnering with Reasons for Hope. Conferences have continued as usual just as in the past 8 years with Answers in Genesis. In March, we began caring for Lois’ aging parents at their home in Parkersburg, WV. Lois didn’t go with me as I traveled on speaking engagements. 

Most importantly, Lois’ dad, Donald Matheny, moved on to glory in September. The past few months have been full of decisions about caring for her mom who is now living with her sister in Brunswick.
Next came our excursion out west. We have missionary friends to Togo in Africa, who had a pickup truck donated to them, but it had to be driven from Boise, Idaho, to Galveston Texas, to go on a ship to Africa.  After their looking unsuccessfully for a transporter, we volunteered to make the trip since my schedule is usually slim in December. We flew into Boise, picked up the truck and drove to Orem, Utah (near Salt Lake City). I was blessed to speak 4 times at a missions church that Sunday, and one teen boy who had grown up Mormon came to Christ. As we headed south, we slipped between the snow storms going down the Rocky Mountains, almost hitting an elk in southern Utah, and enjoying the beauty of the Rockies. We traveled through Texas toward Galveston a day before northern Texas got 10 inches of snow. We dropped the truck off at the port without issues – unusual for international transport. I spoke at a church near Houston that Sunday before flying back home on Monday. We thank God for the opportunity to serve, and we thank all those who prayed for us on the trip. We were blessed!
We start traveling right after the new year as I speak in the south in January and February. The authority of God’s written account to us is under attack from all directions. The world tells us that we would be better off without Christianity, particularly the Bible. Many churches are teaching that we can’t believe what God said. Our culture is reaping the consequences of rejecting the Truth. What an opportunity to get into churches and share why we can trust the whole Bible.
Upcoming Schedule

Jan 6
Tri-City Baptist Church
Parkersburg, WV


Jan 13
Bible Baptist Church
Parkersburg, WV


Jan 20
Fellowship Bible Church
Venice, FL


Jan 20
Faith Baptist Church
Winter Haven, FL



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Christmas is a great time to speak about the true history of the beginning of the world found in Genesis. I love to talk about why Jesus, the Creator Himself, had to take on human flesh and be born as a baby - to be our substitute, to suffer and to die in our place. The reason is found in the literal history starting in Genesis. 
 
Lois and I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas as we celebrate this amazing time of year when God became a man.
We couldn’t do what we do without you and your faithful support,
both financially and in prayer. We don’t take your support lightly.
Thank you; thank you; thank you!

We are amazed at how God has provided this year, even as it seemed life took a detour. This time last year, we had no idea what 2018 would hold,
but God did…and that makes us smile!


What will 2019 hold? God only knows!
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